Inert Gas & CO2 Based Fire Suppression System
Ceasefire inert gas suppression system uses inert or natural gases to extinguish fires. Often used as a blend of gases, these gaseous mixtures leave no residue behind and are designed to protect enclosures where there is a need for quick reaction to extinguishing a fire. A fire detection module is an integral part of these systems to trigger the gas suppression system.
The Basic Premise
The idea behind Ceasefire Inert Gas Fire System is to reduce the amount of oxygen present in the area where the fire breaks out. This is important because fires need oxygen in order to spread. Remove this vital element and the fire will be easier to contain.
While the oxygen level is lowered, the system does not eliminate oxygen from the space altogether. There is still enough Oxygen present to support proper breathing, as anyone in the immediate area moves along the escape route and exits the room.
What gases are used?
Ceasefire Inert Gas Suppression Systems use the following gases that reduce the concentration of Oxygen in the fire zone to kill fires.
CF1: CO2 (100%)
CF100: Nitrogen (100%)
CF541: A blend of Nitrogen(50%) + Argon(40%) + C02(10%)
CF01: Argon (100%)
CF55: A mix of Argon(50%) + Nitrogen(50%)
These inert gases are naturally occurring gases. We are surrounded by these gases. These gases reduce concentration of oxygen in the given space and extinguishes fire.
How is the Gas Deployed?
The Ceasefire Gaseous Fire Suppression systems can be configured for unique gas discharge options. Typically class "C" electrical fires require a minimum concentration while class "B" flammable liquid fires require a higher concentration or lowering of oxygen levels to put the fire out. Settling on the right approach depends on the type of environment in which the system will be used.
How does the system works?
The air we breathe has approximately 21% of Oxygen. Oxygen is the key factor in sustaining a fire and the key factor in keep us alive too!
By removing the oxygen, we will certainly extinguish a fire, but that comes with obvious problems. How do we sustain life at the same time?
Fires need more than 16% Oxygen to combust. Anything below this level of oxygen will not be enough for a fire to sustain combustion.
Absolutely safe on Environment: The system uses inert / non-reactive gases as the extinguishing agent and hence is completely environment friendly.
Electronics friendly: Inert gases leave no residue behind and is completely safe on electronics.
Zero Toxicity: Inert gases do not react with fire to emit toxic fumes or by-products of any kind.
Uniform Discharge Flow: The system’s constant pressure regulation feature ensures discharge of the agent gases at uniform pressure throughout the operation, adding to the system’s effctiveness.
Real Time Design Support: Ceasefire in-house Design Cell offers end-to-end design support to customise the system for any kind of a premises.
Scalable: The system is scalable to a 240 cylinder installation for extremly high volume protection.
Zone wise Mechanical Actuation: In case of safeguarding a multi-zone premises, the system has the feature to actuate each zone mechanically. Hence ensuring localised protection.
Minimum Piping: Special cylinder valves minimise the need for piping and additional devices in the actuation line.
VDS Approved System: The Ceasefire Inert Gas Suppression Systems are completely VDS approved systems.